Fisheye Connect is excited to showcase Lou Freeman’s recent Conceptual Fashion Photography Lighting Workshop! Freeman’s workshop took place in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, near the scenic border of North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. In this hands-on 2 and a half day workshop, students embarked on the process of developing an entirely new and more complex eye for conceptual fashion photography lighting, design and style.
This class was designed for anyone wishing to create more conceptual portraits for their personal or professional level photography needs. They explored the process of learning and interacting with natural and studio lighting solutions for conceptual portrait photography and fashion photography. In the following pictures from workshop attendees, you will be able to see just a taste of what they were able to accomplish! Take a look at their action packed days.
The class began with a lecture on Conceptual Portraiture and Fashion Photography Lighting.
This was followed by hands on studio lighting set up and one on one shoots with models. Lou worked with the models and workshop attendees to capture the best images possible. She gave 100’s of posing, styling and shooting tips while everyone was on set. You can see some more of these fantastic pictures on Lou Freeman’s Facebook Page!
Students worked with Lou while setting up studio light on location to achieve wonderful fantasy lighting “looks”. Lou first shot to set an example, and then worked with each student and the models as they experimented and shot on their own.
Each student felt what it was like to make art and fashion for portraits. They learned about ambient and studio light on location, interesting thoughts on camera settings, and creative posing ideas to deliver the best look for the style, clothing and message of the shoot. Students left with lots of new images to work with in each situation!
On the second day, Freeman began with a change in direction to a new lecture on Conceptual Portrait and Lifestyle Photography lighting. Workshop attendees were constantly learning!
Following the lecture, there was a demonstration of headshot and beauty lighting in the studio. She focused on understanding the subtle differences and names of the lighting, posing and styling for each genre.
Taking what they learned, they then got to practice with a live demonstration! Lou advised and assisted in directing attendees to achieve the best lighting, posing, camera and lens choices.
Each student felt what it was really like to direct, light, and conduct a smart creative portrait, headshot and lifestyle photography session.
For the big finale, Freeman and her workshop attendees sat down as a team, downloaded, and selected the best images to process and select artwork from the shoots. Freeman critiqued and reviewed with each student for retouching and artistic suggestions for final art pieces.
This action packed Fashion Photography Lighting Workshop was an amazing experience for all who attended! Coupled with the scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the experiences and creative opportunities for each attendee was limitless. Although you missed this one, check out some more workshops on Fisheye Connect or visit Lou Freeman’s website to see more of her work!